About Marty Beckerman

Marty Beckerman is the author of Dumbocracy (September 2008).

The Horse Race: Race-Baiting Dems Vs. Nutty Repubs

By January 15, 2008

On the Left: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have called a ceasefire over the race issue. Hillary had previously said that Martin Luther King, Jr. wouldn't have accomplished his goals without President Lyndon Johnson, who was (get this!) white. Hillary's … Read More

Does Mike Huckabee Believe You’re Going to Hell?

By January 15, 2008

According to the Associated Press, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — who has become a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination — won't say whether he believes that non-Christians can enter the pearly gates. After delivering a sermon at … Read More

Obama: Bitch Ain’t A Problem

By January 14, 2008

The New York Post reports that Barack Obama entered an Iowa victory party as Jay-Z's "99 Problems" played over the speakers. In Jay-Z's words: "I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one." Obama also reveals that he enjoys listening … Read More

Jonah Goldberg Hates Hugs, Whole Grains

By January 14, 2008

Over at Salon.com, National Review editor Jonah Goldberg — who is either a demagogue or historian depending on your politics — associates liberalism with Nazism, suggesting that "this organic food movement, the whole-grain bread operation" is "as fascist as death … Read More

Fill Me With Your Organ(s)

By January 14, 2008

British prime minister Gordon Brown proposed changing the U.K.'s organ donation system from "opt-in" to "opt-out," hoping to save more than 1,000 lives per year. Patients who have religious objections to organ donation — such as Orthodox Jews — would … Read More

Paris Hilton: The Case for Communism

By January 14, 2008

New York magazine examines the psychological traumas of growing up wealthy, and profiles the therapists who try to keep ultra-rich kids from becoming Paris Hilton. You see, it's good that you never rode a private jet to school…. of course … Read More

REAL ID: Pain in Tuchus

By January 14, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has delivered an ultimatum that all 50 states must make their driver's licenses compatible with the federal REAL ID system by May 2008, or else residents of non-complying states cannot fly on commercial aircraft. In … Read More

E-mail: Obama “Jew hating bigot”

By January 11, 2008

A series of paranoid viral e-mails identify Barack Obama as a "covert Muslim" who wants to share U.S. nuclear codes with his (near-namesake, OMG) Osama bin Laden. A forwarded message making the rounds in Jewish circles describes Obama as "Jew … Read More